by a lucky break


by a lucky break
luckily, by a stroke of fortune

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lucky Break — Infobox Film name = Lucky Break caption = Lucky Break UK quad writer = Ronan Bennett (screenplay) Stephen Fry (lyrics) starring = James Nesbitt Timothy Spall Olivia Williams director = Peter Cattaneo producer = distributor = FilmFour released =… …   Wikipedia

  • lucky break — noun A stroke of luck; a fortunate event, particularly of the sort that propels one to success, fame, etc. At 17, she got her lucky break when she appeared on television and became a popular musician overnight. Syn: break …   Wiktionary

  • Fragments of a Lucky Break — is a 1998 album by Trumans Water. The CD was released on the Emperor Jones label and the vinyl was released on the Infinite Chug label. It was their first album in several years to feature Glen Galloway. Track listing # Obstacle of Habit 4:04 #… …   Wikipedia

  • a lucky break — good luck, good fortune, stroke of good luck    Finding that money was a lucky break. It was our good fortune …   English idioms

  • lucky — (adj.) mid 15c., of persons; 1540s, of actions or objects, likely to bring luck; from LUCK (Cf. luck) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning occurring by chance is 1590s. Related: Luckier; luckiest; luckiness. Lucky break is attested from 1884 in billiards;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lucky — luck|y [ lʌki ] adjective *** if you are lucky, something good happens to you as a result of luck: FORTUNATE: Five lucky winners will each receive $1,000. None of his sisters had been lucky with men. lucky (that): You re lucky he was there. it is …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lucky */*/*/ — UK [ˈlʌkɪ] / US adjective Word forms lucky : adjective lucky comparative luckier superlative luckiest if you are lucky, something good happens to you as a result of luck Five lucky winners will each receive £1,000. None of his sisters had been… …   English dictionary

  • break — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 short rest; short holiday/vacation ADJECTIVE ▪ little, quick, short ▪ coffee, dinner (esp. BrE), lunch, tea (BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Break a leg — For other uses, see Break a leg (disambiguation). Break a leg is a well known idiom in theatre which means good luck. It is typically said to actors and musicians before they go on stage to perform. The origin of the phrase is obscure.[1] The… …   Wikipedia


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